EEUU: N.C. Teachers Arrested at Protest For More Education Funding

Estados Unidos/ Carolina del Norte/16 de Junio de 2016/Education Week Teacher

Resumen: Los agentes de policía de Carolina del Norte detuvieron a 14 personas, entre ellas varios maestros, en la tarde del 15 de junio después de que bloquearon una intersección Raleigh mientras protestaban las políticas educativas del gobernador Pat McCrory.

North Carolina police officers arrested 14 people, including several teachers, on the evening of June 15 after they blocked a Raleigh intersection while protesting Gov. Pat McCrory’s education policies.

The advocates were part of the Organize 2020 group, which is sponsored by the N.C. Association of Educators, the (Raleigh) News & Observer reported. They marched 23 miles to the N.C. Capitol in hopes of meeting with McCrory—who, according to his spokesman, had a scheduling conflict and could not meet with them. The governor’s office offered to arrange a meeting with the governor’s deputy chief of staff and senior education adviser, the News & Observer reported, but the doors to the Capitol building were locked when the protesters arrived around 5 p.m.

The protesters then sat down and linked arms in the street, blocking a downtown intersection. The police arrested them and charged them with impeding the flow of traffic and resisting, delaying, or obstructing law enforcement officers.

McCrory’s spokesman, Josh Ellis, told the News & Observer that the protesters didn’t respond to the offer to meet with McCrory’s top aides, and the officials went outside to meet the protesters.

«We found them with locked arms in the middle of a rush-hour intersection,» Ellis told the paper. «We usually prefer not to hold meetings in the intersection of a main road.»

Here’s a video of the arrest:

Fuente: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2016/06/nc_teachers_arrested_at_protest_for_more_education_funding.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2

 

 

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